Maloya is the main musical genre of La Réunion island – it was even declared an intangible cultural heritage in 2009. It’s now continuing its ascent into the 21st century with Saodaj’, a five-piece led by the flamboyant Marie Lanfroy. Bathed in influences from Southern Africa, Europe and the Indian Ocean, the group create timeless songs joining rhythms that incite totally ecstatic polyphonic trance and singing.


SATURDAY 8th december l’ÉTAGE | FREE

A mini-album in 2014 and an EP in 2018